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    So funny how my dh didn't get any of this kind of slack when he went on a two week moto trip up the cape lol I definitely think he deserved that trip too so I'm glad was happy to let me have my trip. Like I said. Good team

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    After reading more, I say go for it!!

    But I'd have the party before you left, if you are doing a part? Or have a cake

    What a awesome event to be able to attend! I'f love to see photo if you are allowed to take any, and share.

    I love the mansion, but it's just not as good now Holly, Kendra and Bridget have gone. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly8329 View Post
    Yep I'd miss out on that for my child's first birthday or 2nd, 3rd ,4th or 9th. Who are all those people to you at the end of the day? No one !
    People that can take my job to amazing places.

    I'm going to go. We will celebrate the week before and do a conjoined with daddy's bday

    I don't feel bad - now I'm super excited!!

    Anyone watch the vanderpumps?? Jax is someone we are staying with so keep an eye on the teeve

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    Go go go as soon as my DS weaned (at 1) I went away for a long weekend with my girlfriends- hardly a 'chance of a lifetime', we just went to one girl's holiday house, drank lots and went to the day spa every day.
    I also barely celebrated his 1st birthday. My mum, dad, and PILs came over for cake and champagne, some time around the week of his birthday.

    Mother of the year over here! Maybe I should see *my* GP

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post

    How sad for your baby if his mother isn't around on his first birthday.
    I was at work on my first child's first birthday. I picked him up from childcare at 5.30pm and he would have gone to bed as per normal at 7pm.

    I just asked him how he felt about that.

    He grunted and then went back to whatever he was looking at on Facebook (he is nearly 16).

    Honestly, in the long scheme of things, I don't think it matters if you are physically with your child or how long you spend with them on their first birthday.

    It does matter though that you care for your child, provide for your child and love your child

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    A birthday is symbolic more than anything. Being a good parent takes way more than being physically present on a symbolic occasion. Enjoy your trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuppyGuts View Post
    Of course I'm needing a break. I have up my life at 17 when I fell pregnant and have been married, had a business, and gone on to have another beautiful child but I love my kids and my husband.

    It's time for me to do what I want in my career that I gave up and help the body that I sacrificed and its starting to happen I don't feel bad about it and I certainly don't need to see a gp because I'm looking forward to a reward for working so hard!
    It's this type of response, focusing on yourself, that makes me think you need to talk to someone.

    You sound like a good mum, with a good hubby. And a good career. Enjoy your trip and hug your bubbas tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    It's this type of response, focusing on yourself, that makes me think you need to talk to someone.
    Sorry but PMSL. To me, thats like saying the mothers that 'hide in the cupboard to eat chocolate without the kids seeing' need to talk to someone. Since when does becoming a mother mean completely losing yourself and pushing aside all your needs and wants?

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    I can see why are a bit torn about this one. First birthdays are a pretty big milestone, I'm not sure what I would do in tht situation.

    That said....go!!! Have fun! Like you said, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity, and if you have to miss a childs birthday for it, well at least it's not a birthday they will be old enough to remember

    Like others have said, celebrate the birthday before you leave...to be honest it won't really make a difference to a one year old anyhow, at that age they have no understanding of the concept of a birthday. It's really a symbolic occasion for the parents benefit more than anything else!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    It's this type of response, focusing on yourself, that makes me think you need to talk to someone.

    You sound like a good mum, with a good hubby. And a good career. Enjoy your trip and hug your bubbas tight.
    What's wrong with that response that makes you worry? Just because the OP became a mum it doesn't mean she's not a person in her own right and sometime everyone should put themselves first. Making a martyr of yourself doesn't make you a better parent and doesn't show kids the importance of being yourself

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